Innovation In Capital Markets

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

And here we are, with a 24×7 global marketplace for crypto assets that has a market capitalization of over half a trillion and daily volumes in the hundreds of billions. This pales in comparison to the legacy capital markets, but that is always the case with a new entrant on the scene. The legacy capital markets are not sitting still. So if you want to see the future of capital markets look here , not there.

Twinco Capital scores €3M for its supply chain finance solution


Twinco Capital , a Madrid and Amsterdam-based startup making it easier to access supply chain finance, has raised €3 million in funding. Leading the round is Spanish VC fund Mundi Ventures, with participation from previous backer Finch Capital and several unnamed angels.


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Accelerating Working Capital

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

As policy makers around the world seek to mitigate the economic shock from this pandemic, one less obvious but powerful place to look are working capital flows. We also need our capital markets to work so actions like the Fed is taking are necessary and important. hacking financeYes we do need direct relief for small businesses like the forgivable PPP loans. We also need things like payroll tax deferrals and other relief from the CARES Act.

Embedded finance startup Banxware raises €4M seed


Embedded finance — the idea of offering financial products where customers are already congregating via white label solutions and APIs – isn’t an entirely new concept. And merchants benefit from speedy access to working capital.

5 Financing Sources for New Businesses


Some banks and credit unions will finance startups, and some even offer SBA loans to new businesses, but generally when they do make those loans, they go to founders who already have extensive business experience, or experience in their specific field (such as a veterinarian opening a new practice).

How capital-as-a-service can help you get your first check in 2021


The company, co-founded by Michele Romanow and Andrew D’Souza, positions itself as an alternative equity-free capital solution for early-stage founders. As for if a startup takes ClearAngel capital and doesn’t make the minimum revenue?

What’s going on with fintech venture capital investment?


Over the next few weeks, the venture capital industry will compile and release data concerning its Q4 2020 performance, capping a year that saw the world of private capital freeze , thaw and burn. What happened to fintech venture capital investment in Q4 and 2020?

Revenue-based financing: The next step for private equity and early-stage investment


Revenue-based investing ( RBI), also known as revenue-based financing, or revenue-share investing, 1 is a natural next step for the private equity and early-stage venture investment industry. billion in capital. zeros) for the amount of capital they have allocated thus far.

Venture Capital is About Human Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Fundamentally venture capital is about human capital. Importantly, we recently announced a $30 million financing that gives us the resources we need to build a global enterprise software company. In the end I know the only true differentiator in venture capital is the company you keep. Venture Capital is a people business.

The Seven Flavors of Capital (for Startups)

Paul G. Silva

Startups need capital to launch and grow. What many entrepreneurs don’t know is that startup capital comes in many different flavors. For instance, I can’t tell you how many times I run into an entrepreneur who “knows” they need to raise equity capital from venture capital when royalty financing would work for them, cost less, and be non-dilutive*.

Getaround tops up $25M debt financing to its $140M Series E


Silicon Valley peer-to-peer car rental startup Getaround has secured a $25 million loan from Horizon Technology Finance Corporation. Dan Devorsetz , Horizon’s chief investment officer, told TechCrunch that venture debt has been a part of Getaround’s financing strategy for 2020. “It

What I wish I’d known about venture capital when I was a founder


When you’re running your own venture — especially if it’s your first — it’s unlikely you will find the time to deep dive into how venture capital firms work. So, I’ve decided to share the main lessons about VC that I wish I’d known when I was a startup founder chasing venture capital.

5 Ways to Raise Capital for Your New Business


Below, you will learn about the importance of raising capital, and how it plays a vital role in the success of your startup. You will also discover five of the best and most reliable ways to raise capital for your business. Raising capital for your new business.

Capitalize, a startup that wants to make it easy to roll over your 401(k), closes on $12.5M Series A


Enter Capitalize. Canapi Ventures led the round, with participation from existing backers including Bling Capital, Greycroft, RRE Ventures and Walkabout Ventures. . Australian-born Gaurav Sharma co-founded the company after years of working in traditional finance.

As venture capital rebounds, what’s going on with venture debt?


The American venture capital world has staged an impressive comeback from the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those tailwinds helped the venture capital world get back into its own game in a big way, leading to Q3 being an outsized quarter for domestic venture capital activity.

M1 Finance closes $45M Series C mere months after it raised its $33M Series B


Just months after it announced a $33 million Series B, Chicago-based M1 Finance today disclosed a $45 Series C. The new financing event was led by Left Lane Capital , the same investor that led M1’s Series B. M1 Finance raises $33M Series B as it reaches $1.45B AUM.

Singapore-based open finance startup Finantier gets backing from Y Combinator


But in markets like Indonesia, many still use digital wallets or e-commerce platforms, creating alternative sources of user data that can help them secure working capital and other financial tools. Open finance grew out of open banking, the same framework that Plaid and Tink are built on.

South African VC firm Knife Capital gets first commitment for its $50M fund, to invest in 10-12 Series B rounds


Knife Capital , a South African venture capital firm, is raising a $50 million fund for startups looking to raise Series B financing. The firm offered seed capital to startups. In 2016, the VC firm launched its current 12J offering with Knife Capital Fund II.

Bad Notes on Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

On the phone … Me: So, you raised venture capital? It’s like we need a finance 101 course for entrepreneurs. In finance they call it “terminal value” but the truth is the price is as arbitrary at your A round as it is at your seed round. Plus, if you price it then when you go to your next round of financing there is no haggling with future investors on what the note should be priced at. This week.

Staging Capital: Angel Follow-on Theory

The Seraf Compass

Having invested in over 30 companies and participated in more than 90 financing rounds, Ham has witnessed many different situations and evaluated companies at different times in their financing history. Most startup companies have a continuous need for funds to help grow the business. You will hear the term “Follow-on” as a frequent catchphrase for this type of investing. For example, it’s common to hear one investor say to another, are you planning on “following-on” in this round?

BadVR is using government grants to build a business that’s independent of venture capital


The first step was finding money from the government’s Paycheck Protection Program to get more capital coming in and maintaining its headcount. Eventually, the company managed to land additional financing in the form of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Edtech boom continues as IntellectoKids raises $3M from Allrise Capital and others


The rush to capitalize on the shift to online learning, post-pandemic, continues. IntellectoKids , a developer of educational apps for children aged 3 to 7 years, has raised $3 million in a Series A financing led by U.S.-based

When should you go for equity financing?


Let’s take a few minutes to examine the kind of equity financing available to small or early stage businesses. Email readers, continue here… ] The Angel Capital Association (ACA) lists over four hundred member groups, located throughout the USA. Then there is venture capital.

Nigerian founders-turn-investors are now running syndicate funds


In the past year, syndicates have been emerging as a key force for investing — and for startups seeking capital to get going — on the continent. This is because most of the capital in Africa for promising startups is typically distributed among many investors.

Revenue-Based Finance interview: February 23rd, 1pm ET

David Teten - VC

Alternative VC Venture Capital Versatile VCKeith Harrington of Novel Growth Partners and Founder, RBFNetwork , is hosting an interview with me February 23rd at 1pm ET.

Why Better Access to Capital for Minority Entrepreneurs is Key to Unlocking Innovation and Economic Success


economy, people of color are disproportionately hurt by lack of access to capital. Some studies have indicated that 16% of non-white business owners overall report a negative impact on their profits, specifically due to a lack of access to capital.

SeedFi closes on $65M to help financially struggling Americans get ahead


Flourish, Core Innovation Capital and Quiet Capital also participated in the latest financing. Looking ahead, SeedFi plans to use its new capital to build out its product suite and grow its customer base. . “We

United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups


ImpactAIM Indonesia’s goal is to bridge the world of impact financing with the world of tech startups in Indonesia. The post United Nations Development Program and 500 Startups Join Forces to Bridge the World of Impact Financing and Tech Startups appeared first on 500 Startups. All imapactaim indonesia indonesia accelerator jakarta Southeast Asia southeast asia accelerator southeast asia startups southeast asia venture capital united nations united nations development program

New Study by MPOWER Financing Shows the Value of Investing in Immigrants

Dream It

An Impact-Investing Success Story: Goldman Sachs-Backed Fintech Fuels Double Bottom Line by Investing in International Students A new study by MPOWER Financing (Dreamit Spring 2016 alum) highlights the dramatic impact of no-cosigner loans for international and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students on campus diversity, gender equity, and financial inclusion. About MPOWER Financing MPOWER Financing, headquartered in Washington, D.C.,

Ethena, which sends bite-sized nudges for compliance training, shifts its focus amid new capital


The startup currently has $5 million in venture capital, with investors including Homebrew, Neo and Village Global. The follow-on capital comes right after Ethena has had some solid growth itself. GSV’s Deborah Quazzo, who led Ethena’s seed and now this follow-on financing, said that it’s “not a coincidence that they’ve picked up some of the best logos in the world at an early stage,” referring to Ethena’s big customers.

Square’s bank arm launches as fintech aims ‘to operate more nimbly’


The bank, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, will offer business loan and deposit products, starting with underwriting, and originating business loans for Square Capital’s existing lending product. Jessica Jiang, Capital Markets and Investor Relations Lead.

Funding Demystified! Free Course Offers Founders a Guide to Raising Capital


Whether you’re an entrepreneur raising funds or an investor looking to take your venture finance skills to the next level, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson have the answers for you. In addition to going deep on all aspects of the term sheet, we’re also going to talk to you about basic negotiation theory, and we’re going to give you a good sense for all the different dynamics that go around a financing,” Brad said. “We’re How do venture deals really work?

NeuroFlow Closes $7.5M Series A Financing to Advance Behavioral Health Integration and Engagement

Dream It

million Series A financing round led by San Francisco-based Builders VC. Builders VC, a leading venture capital firm with investments in several health tech companies, saw value in NeuroFlow’s technology and the market demand for new solutions closing the divide between mental and physical health.

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Changes in the Venture Capital Funding Environment

Both Sides of the Table

There was an explosion in number of startups both because it was cheap and there was tons of available capital. The other major trend of 2012–2015 was the entrance of “non VCs” into late-stages of venture capital , which mostly consisted of hedge funds, mutual funds, corporate investors, sovereign wealth funds and even LPs doing direct deals. Be thoughtful about from whom you raise capital.

First Boulevard raises $5M for its digital bank aimed at Black America


The startup’s mission is to empower Black Americans “ to take control of their finances, build wealth and reinvest in the Black economy” via a digitally-native platform.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

Both Sides of the Table

Many observers of the venture capital industry have questioned whether its best days are behind it. Looking ahead at the next decade I am excited by what I believe will be viewed as one of the best and most rational investment periods for venture capital due to seven discrete factors: 1. The most successful of these businesses will still need venture capital to scale their businesses. The number of venture capital funds has shrunk by two-thirds.

Instacart raises $265M at a $39B valuation


On-demand grocery delivery platform Instacart has raises a $265 million funding ground from existing investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, D1 Capital Partners and others.